Success is the most sought after thing following suit with materialistic wealth. We often beat ourselves up to understand what is it the successful people do that we don’t? With an array of self-help books and morale boosting speeches, we are sure you would have left no stone un-turned! People also end up asking them questions about it too, however, there is one crucial question that we forget to ask!
What does a successful person do before they hit the sack or go to bed?
Such a simple question, but a tricky one, isn’t it? So here is an answer to this question in 5 simple things that a successful person does like any other person –
#1 Relaxation is the key
People who are successful do not work before going to bed, instead, they consciously choose to relax and unwind themselves. Before the lights are put out, they do everything that can help them relax and their mind to unburden – from a leisure bath to meditating before sleeping, they do it all.
Behavioral Experts have found that successful read before going to bed. Not only reading distracts their mind from all the unnecessary thoughts and unburdens them from their day to day responsibilities, it also stimulates their brain activity and promotes brain health. A healthy mind is a sign of success in itself. It also enhances knowledge and thought process. Also, reading before bed helps you sleep better.
#3 Planning is important
Successful people plan ahead for the next day so that they do not have to let their mind run wild in worry before hitting the sack. People generally have a habit of worrying themselves to the point of insanity and it mostly happens before going to sleep. Also, worrying can cause insomnia or a restless sleep. One should make sure to really empty their thoughts before going to bed.
#4 They Disconnect
Social media and smartphones have made us so handicapped that we rely on machines much more than we rely on ourselves. The dependency on the device is such that we choose to check random pictures of a friend’s friend on Facebook, but we would choose to ignore the person or family sitting across the room. Well, successful people just understand the importance of quality time spent their family is worth more than earning in millions. Successful people literally go on an airplane mode from all the technological devices and the outside world.
#5 No Intoxication
Strictly talking about the time before bed, successful people avoid intoxicating themselves before hitting the sack. Alcohol impacts the health adversely and successful people have this one thing quite clear in their head. They avoid alcohol at all costs to avoid any kind of distress or mind to go on a hyper-drive. The National Institute of Health claims that consuming alcohol before going to bed keeps a person in the lighter stages of their sleep cycle, making REM sleep harder to achieve. REM sleep is the deepest state of sleep where we are one with our higher self too. That is the most that we connect with the Universal energies.